As a starter its important to know certain basic features of "Google Earth".
First, after you have downloaded and installed it (Note: the minimum system requirements are very important for it to work properly), you need to start it up. When you do this it will show you an image of planet earth.
You can break down Google Earth into the following basic features:
The links below are for the Help file for Google Earth. It is worth noting that some of the example images and text are outdated in that Help file. This is probably because this is a BETA product.
Basic Google Earth Features
7. Sight seeing
Please review all the above, then return here. Then read my Instructions on "Creating a Family History Tour", and how I have implemented it for Genealogical purposes. If you prefer to just start my "Example Family History Tour" now, then follow the directions on this post>>